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The Daily Bee (March 30th, 2020): BVB resumes training and Sancho speculation continues

Borussia Dortmund Training Session Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund will resume training today although it will look a lot different than it used to. The players will be split up in groups of just two players per group and perform different exercises. There will be no full practise until at least April 6th.

Just a couple years ago Julian Weigl looked the next big BVB-star. However, his development stalled and he was replaced in the starting eleven which led to a move away from the black and yellows in January to the Portuguese side Benfica. There Weigl can hopefully find his form and it looks like he is happy with the move so far:

“I am very happy to be here. The first impressions were very, very good. It is true that we had some games in which we did not achieve the desired results, namely victory. But I think we still have every chance of winning the championship and the Portuguese Cup.”

Asked why he chose Benfica spcifically he had this to say:

“I wanted to do something new, something different and needed a new challenge in my career, in another country. I really wanted this new adventure, so to speak. I think that also allows me to grow as a player and as a person.”

Raphael Guerreiro, who is Portuguese and Axel Witsel who played for Benfica also helped convince Weigl that it would be a good move:

“I have spoken to both. They told me about the club, gave me information about the Portuguese championship, the city and the country. Axel, who played at Benfica, finally gave me more information. He told me that Benfica treats everyone like a big family, that it is a really good club and that they fight for titles year after year with fantastic fans who always support them. These were important words that helped me. I realized that he still has a lot of respect for the club today.”

  • Sky Sports claims Sancho wants to leave

A report from Sky Sports claims BVB’s young star wants to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

In an interview with Bild am Sonntag, Hans-Joachim Watzke didn’t deny that Sancho could leave but also stated that the intention is to keep him around.

“Even before the coronavirus outbreak, we said that we prefer that Jadon stays with us. At the end of the day, however, you always have to respect what the player wants. I can clearly say that even the very rich clubs, despite the existential crisis, do not have to believe that they can go on a bargain tour with us. [...] We don’t have to sell anyone below value.”

These speculations and rumors will continue until the he is either sold or the transfer window closes again so be prepared for a long summer. At the end of the day this will all depend on what Sancho himself wants to do.